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Flute by Charles-Joseph Sax

Charles-Joseph Sax (1790-1865)c. 1825

National Music Museum, University of South Dakota

National Music Museum, University of South Dakota

This finely crafted blackwood flute was made by Charles-Joseph Sax before Belgium gained independence from the Dutch. The six, salt-spoon-shaped silver keys are decorated with a shell pattern that is duplicated in miniature around the silver ferrules.

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  • Title: Flute by Charles-Joseph Sax
  • Creator: Charles-Joseph Sax (1790-1865)
  • Date: c. 1825
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Rights: National Music Museum, University of South Dakota
  • Photo Credit: photographer:  Bill Willroth, Sr.
  • Medium: woodwind instrument
  • Credit: Gift of Friedrich von Huene, Brookline, Massachusetts, 2002

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